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Building a brace till #13: Drawer clean up

12-30-2021 05:04 PM by Dave Polaschek | 15 comments »

Took yesterday’s drawer out of the clamps this morning and checked it for fit. As I expected, it was a bit tight, due to the bottom being a hair large. So I scribbled on the sides with a pencil and hauled the belt-sander outside to clean things up. The belt started out as 60 grit, but I’ve been using it long enough that it’s probably more like 120 now. Still plenty good for cleaning up drawer sides. After a few minutes, the sides were cleaned up, and the drawer fits much better....

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Belt tool sharpener and honer DIY #4: Grinding / sanding belt organizer

04-13-2019 12:57 AM by mafe | 8 comments »

Belt tool sharpener and honer DIY IV Grinding / sanding belt organizer Ok, some of you know I have a thing about tools, well not just tools, but more tools in place…Ok, I admit it, I’m a orderholic and I’m proud of it!Yes, I like tools, but I hate when I can’t find what I need – or more exactly I love to work in a flow and not spend my time searching for tools or screws or what ever.The only way to live with that is to make order in your stuff, especially as y...

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Belt tool sharpener and honer DIY #3: How it's used, belts and more...

04-07-2019 12:40 PM by mafe | 3 comments »

Belt tool sharpener and honer DIY III How it’s used, belts and more… This is part three of the modification of a inexpensive belt sander (grinder) / disc sander, making it into a sharpening station, mainly for knives, axes, draw knives, hook knives and spoon knives.(Start from part one, for more understanding and how it started). This was where we ended last time, with the machine ready for it’s new use.Also the fist bunch of sanding / grinding belts had arrived. Bu...

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Belt tool sharpener and honer DIY #2: Making the honing wheel and other modifications

04-06-2019 07:01 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Belt tool sharpener and honer DIY II Making the honing wheel and other modifications This is part two of the modification of a inexpensive belt sander (grinder) / disc sander, making it into a sharpening station, mainly for knives, axes, draw knives, hook knives and spoon knives.(Look at part one, for more understanding and how it started). Just to clear things up, I did not invent this idea, I saw the idea app. ten years ago, on my first blacksmith class, the teacher ‘Jørgen̵...

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Belt tool sharpener and honer DIY #1: From belt and disc sander to tool shapener

04-05-2019 08:01 PM by mafe | 13 comments »

Belt tool sharpener and honer DIY IFrom belt and disc sander to tool shapener In this blog series, I will take you through my modification of a inexpensive belt sander (grinder) / disc sander. I will make it into a sharpening station, mainly for knifes, axes, draw knifes, hook knifes and spoon knifes.The reason for me building this one, is manly my interest in different curved blades, since these are hard and time consuming, to sharpen well with traditional methods or on my water grinder, ...

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Shop Built Belt Sander Project #5: First Improvements: Lathe Tool Sharpening Jigs

02-29-2016 11:18 PM by Lazyman | 3 comments »

One of the things that inspired me to make a belt sander was seeing YouTube videos of the Sorby Proedge™ Sharpening system. I struggled with getting consistent edges on my lathe tools and had messed up one of my bowl gouges more than once. I knew that I would not be able to get good results on my lathe unless I got better at sharpening and if it wasn’t quick, easy and repeatable, I would wait longer than I should to freshen the edges. The Sorby Proedge™ system is crazy e...

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Shop Built Belt Sander Project #4: Finishing the Sander with Dust Collection

12-01-2015 11:57 PM by Lazyman | 4 comments »

I finally got around to posting the completion of the sanding platform with dust collection. Dust collection is working very well with just a shop vac. The platform pivots out of the way for belt changes while in either the horizontal or vertical positions though you have to move the sander to the edge of the bench so it can swing out of the way. I need to add 2 more feet to make it more stable in this position. By swinging the platform out of the way while in the horizontal po...

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Shop Built Belt Sander Project #2: Building the Base

11-13-2015 03:04 PM by Lazyman | 1 comment »

Building the base for the sander. Base Design Requirements Because I want to be able to do quick belt changes, the belt carriage has to be mounted on one side so I want the base to be rock solid. The motor mount needs to be adjustable to allow the belt to be loosened if necessary without too much trouble and the base should protect the motor from dust. The table/rest should provide a solid platform for sanding both vertically and horizontally but needs to move out of the way for belt...

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Shop Built Belt Sander Project #1: Designing and Initial Build

11-09-2015 03:24 AM by Lazyman | 3 comments »

Project Inspiration A couple of months ago, Woodsmith magazine had a shop built belt sander on the cover which inspired me to try to build my own. I’ve been using a handheld Dewalt Belt sander with a stand as a bench sander but have been frustrated with the small sanding area. I also had to fix a broken shaft screw using super glue so I know that its days are numbered. The Woodsmith version was designed to take advantage of a lathe to drive the sander when the lathe is not in use but...

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Southern Yellow Pine Work Surface (workbench) #21: Finishing Up Saw Bench/Saw Horse No. 2

03-23-2015 02:39 AM by ruddhess | 0 comments »

Making up a bunch of oak dowel pegs. I use my old Delta belt/disc sander to clean-up the splinters and chamfer the ends of the dowels. Those oak splinters are a big pain! Oak dowels come in all colors! I keep the sets together and use them on the same joints as much as possible. Second upright on Saw Bench/Saw Horse No. 2 was out of square by 1/4” (diagonal measurements) – after removing the 48” pipe clamps, this is the resulting diagonal measurements: I c...

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